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SalemWitchChild
Pre-School/Toddler websites?
September 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

So I was on Time4learning and doing a few preschool demos with my son. I've tried to read to him but he just ignores me. His attention span is not great. But he'll sit and watch tv for hours. If its colorful and interactive he listens. Time4learning is $20 a month and not something I want to spend on pre-school activities. So are there cheap or free alternatives that are similar to their lessons?

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  • SarahNElijah
    September 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM
    I haven't tried time4learning, but my son always enjoyed Starfall at that age. :-)
  • RatherBeReading
    September 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    I don't know what all is in their lessons, but www.abcmouse.com is $8 a month (or cheaper of you pay yearly), and it has a lot of stuff in game format with all different subjects (math, language arts, art, music, social studies, and maybe science too...I forget). www.starfall.com is fun for younger kids too...they have different sections: learning the alphabet, learning the sounds, putting the sounds together, and then reading, as well as "fun" games stuff too. All my kids have loved Starfall.

  • SalemWitchChild
    September 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Thanks the $8 is more doable than the $20. :)

  • julesjerry
    September 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Hello,

    i have put together some links, which i followed for my daughter.Hope will be useful.

    http://wp.me/p3wWiR-f  for3-4year old

    http://wp.me/p3wWiR-j  for 4-5year old

     

  • SalemWitchChild
    September 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    My son is 2.

    Quoting julesjerry:

    Hello,

    i have put together some links, which i followed for my daughter.Hope will be useful.

    http://wp.me/p3wWiR-f  for3-4year old

    http://wp.me/p3wWiR-j  for 4-5year old



  • ablackdolphin
    September 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    homeschool buyers coop has lots of discounts.  It's free to join the coop.  They send weekly emails and what i love most is that they often offer free trials (that are not normally offered) ooka island is crazy expensive but DD spent TONS of hrs doing the free trial.  It was a 14 day trial, she got less interested toward the end so I'm not sure if we'll buy it or not.  We also just did a PBSkidsplay.com 10 day trial as well!!

  • ablackdolphin
    September 4, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Check your library for preschool prep videos, read along books, i  can read books, etc

  • collinsmommy0
    September 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM
    1+1+1=1 is a great blog & has a lot if free tot or preschool lap book type activities, based around a theme.

    We have abcmouse.com - they just had a sale for $60 a year instead of $80, don't know if its still going on.

    I use the mailbox magazine theme kits as a starting off point for some of my lessons - I think they are on sale now buy 1 get 2 free (usually $20 each)oA

    I wouldn't rely on online things to teach him, though. I would try to find books he's interested in, Crete fun activities to learn, etc

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